Posts Tagged ‘Hospice’

Hospice NZ asks court about legality of euthanasia-free service

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
"euthanasia-free" service.

Hospice New Zealand has applied for an urgent court hearing on whether it will be able to provide a euthanasia-free service should the proposed legislation be approved in a referendum scheduled to take place at the same time as the general election. The application – lodged by Hospice on April 9 – asks the High Read more

Why palliative care is crucial for patients and their families

Monday, June 12th, 2017

I walked past two friends of my daughters, fundraising for the Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington. As well as feeling proud that these young women were choosing to fill their free time with such worthy pursuits, the sight of the “hospice” logo brought back some very vivid memories for me. Some years ago now, my gentle Read more

Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight respect for life

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Neonatal unit infants, and a hospice for the terminally ill received visits from Pope Francis last Friday, where he stressed the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The visits are the latest in the Pope’s “Mercy Friday” initiatives, to spend time with various groups each month during the Jubilee of Mercy. In Read more

Hospice Awareness Week: What would you do with months left to live?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

What would you do if you had only months left to live? It’s a question being put to residents of Auckland’s North Shore as part of Hospice Awareness Week. Hospice North Shore is putting blackboards up across the area inviting locals to share what they would do if they had just months to live, with Read more